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W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Hope Starts Here
December 17, 2018
A year later, here’s what’s happened with a $50 million effort to improve the lives of young Detroit children
Early investments by the two foundations behind Hope Starts Here have focused primarily on improving existing programs, rather than just creating new ones
October 11, 2018
In a tough business, startups vie to become the Uber and Lyft of child care
A growing cadre of companies aim to attract thousands of home-based child care providers to a notoriously tough field by making the job easier and more lucrative.
Getting ready for school
August 16, 2018
Kindergarten ‘boot camp’ aims to ready young Detroit children — and their parents — for school
These young children are getting the extra boost they need before they start their first day of kindergarten through the Detroit school district's new program.
June 28, 2018
New grant aims to bring programs like arts and nutrition to Detroit preschools and childcare facilities
The funds are one strategy to address a critical shortage of quality early childhood facilities in Detroit where an estimated 28,000 young children don’t have access to quality care.
May 2, 2018
‘It opened everything up.’ How school home visits are changing relationships in Detroit
Home visits by teachers and principals are popular across the country. But in Detroit, the stakes are higher.
March 23, 2018
Week in review: Life without gym class
One of our stories this week looked at something that has been missing in Detroit schools for years: gym class.
March 21, 2018
‘Trust is being built’ as foundation invests in programs to support Detroit parents and students
The initiative includes a parent academy that will serve 7,000 parents.
November 10, 2017
Foundations put $50 million behind effort to improve lives of young Detroit children
The Kellogg and Kresge foundations announced they would each spend $25 million in the next few years to improve the health and education of children aged birth to 8 in the city.
The haves and have-nots
June 14, 2017
How generous private donations have created a tale of two pre-Ks in Detroit
The tale of two pre-Ks at the Carver STEM Academy is a problem well known in high-poverty school districts like Detroit that rely on the generosity of corporate and philanthropic donations to pick up where government resources leave off.
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